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depose

[ dih-pohz ]
/ d瑟藞po蕣z /
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verb (used with object), de路posed, de路pos路ing.
to remove from office or position, especially high office: The people deposed the dictator.
to testify or affirm under oath, especially in a written statement: to depose that it was true.
Law. to take the deposition of; examine under oath: Two lawyers deposed the witness.
verb (used without object), de路posed, de路pos路ing.
to give sworn testimony, especially in writing.
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Origin of depose

First recorded in 1250鈥1300; Middle English deposen, from Old French deposer 鈥渢o put down,鈥 equivalent to de- de- + poser, from unattested Vulgar Latin pos膩re, Late Latin paus膩re; see pose1

OTHER WORDS FROM depose

de路pos路a路ble, adjectivede路pos路er, nounun路de路pos路a路ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for depose

depose
/ (d瑟藞p蓹蕣z) /

verb
(tr) to remove from an office or position, esp one of power or rank
law to testify or give (evidence, etc) on oath, esp when taken down in writing; make a deposition

Derived forms of depose

deposable, adjectivedeposer, noun

Word Origin for depose

C13: from Old French deposer to put away, put down, from Late Latin d膿p艒nere to depose from office, from Latin: to put aside; see depone
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